Corbley Communications Inc., a provider of marketing communications and consulting services to the worldwide geospatial industry, is celebrating 25 years in business. Kevin Corbley started the Colorado company in 1993 after working as a journalist and public relations professional in Washington, D.C.
Corbley graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Earth Science, concentrating in remote sensing. In the late 1980s, he worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., covering the energy business. He later joined the public affairs office at EOSAT Company, the commercial operator of the U.S. Landsat program. Corbley left EOSAT in Maryland to start his own communications business in Colorado.
“In the marketing of geospatial products and services, my differentiators have always been my degree in science and experience in the commercial remote sensing industry,” said Corbley.
The objective of Corbley’s business – unique at the time among PR firms – was to focus on delivering client marketing content directly to target audiences through trade publications and the Internet. Today, Corbley develops marketing communications strategies and campaigns for high-tech organizations worldwide
Over the first several years in business, Corbley served as a communications consultant to numerous high-profile geospatial start-ups including Space Imaging, ORBIMAGE, GeoEye, DigitalGlobe, RADARSAT and others. In addition, Corbley Communications provided long-term marketing communications support to some of the biggest players in the industry – Intergraph, ERDAS, SPOT Image, Trimble, Leica and Hexagon.
In the past 25 years, Corbley Communications has provided its services to commercial businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, professional associations, and government agencies around the world. The firm has served as the North American PR representative for geospatial companies located in Europe and Asia. In addition, Corbley has worked as a prime or subcontractor to U.S. federal government agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).